Cyber Attack on Texas Electricity Provider
|Event Year:||2010||Reliability:||Likely But Unconfirmed|
|Industry Type:||Power and Utilities|
An investigation by Local 2 uncovered details about a so-called “cyber attack” on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA)computer system. A confidential e-mail obtained by local 2 describes the details of how a “single IP address in China” tried 4,888 times to log in to the Lower Colorado River Authority’s computer system. The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas reports all of the login attepmpts failed according to the email. In the email the incident was described as a “suspected sabotage event” and also stated that the FBI was notified. Officials with the LCRA would “neither confirm, nor deny” the incident or the content of the email.
A single IP address in China tried to log in to the Colorado River Authority’s computer system. All 4,800 attempts failed.